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Old 08-20-2020, 05:47 AM
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I passed this when I got on I-95 at Georgia exit 90. Hope this isn’t any of our members here. Pics are from local news source. The boat is in the southbound lanes.



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08-20-2020, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Driving down 95 at 75 to 80 mph I've had people towing trailers and passing me in the right hand lane.
If anyone can pass you on the right then YOU are in the wrong lane!!
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That would suck
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What's that make the tally, 3 in the last 10 days or so?
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That sucks! This teaches me that we need to slow down when towing a trailer. I have seen some people driving as they normally would without a boat behind them. I hope no one got hurt.
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Ouch !!!!, that sucks.
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Last month I drove from NC to the keys for a week. I thought about towing my boat down but ultimately decided against it. By the end of the trip I was convinced I made the right decision. I bet I saw 20 trailers disabled on I95 with blow outs, bearing failures etc.
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Although I’ve never done it I know several guys who’ve bought a boat and trailered it home cross country. I’ve towed from one state to another. So long as your trailer is sound and you’re prepared it should be ok.

Many do maintenance and repairs on their boats but neglect their trailer.
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Yikes!!! Hope everyone is ok
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Wonder if it was strapped down?
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There oughta be a restriction on driver’s licenses ...similar to motorcycles and large vehicles.... for trailer towing (after the course and a driving test...)

Might oughta include parallel-parking with a trailer.
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Originally Posted by Fishinado View Post
There oughta be a restriction on driver’s licenses ...similar to motorcycles and large vehicles.... for trailer towing (after the course and a driving test...)

Might oughta include parallel-parking with a trailer.
funny you Mention that, here in VA the class A cdl test requires parallel parking with a trailer
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Probably NOT strapped down...Don't see the Trailer of Truck?
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The way people drive around my neck of the woods, I'd be scared to death to trailer a boat. Left turns out of the right lane, right turns out of the left lane, slamming on the brakes for no reason, cutting across 3 lanes of traffic and slamming on the brakes to make a turn so everyone is put at risk for their sake of convenience, etc., etc., etc.
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Driving down 95 at 75 to 80 mph I've had people towing trailers and passing me in the right hand lane.
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I asked a friend of mine why he doesn't strap his boat to the trailer. His reply was "If I'm in a situation where the boat is coming off the trailer, I don't want to be anywhere near it. That's what insurance is for"

Interesting perspective I guess.
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Cell phones and speed.

Not a day goes by that I don't have to make a maneuver that could be bad news if I were towing a boat.

I tow my flats boat plenty and used to tow a 27 Grady all over. I have slowed way down because of people doing stupid stuff while playing with their phones.

Evasive moves when towing sucks especially if your going faster than you should be.

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Looks like a Jupiter too, expensive mistake
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I'm surprised you don't see more gooseneck trailers for big boats: there's a huge amount more lateral stability with a gooseneck where the trailer attaches right over the truck's rear axle. Why do boaters love hitch-pull trailers so much? After pulling a 40', 15,000+ lb gooseneck horse trailer for years I wouldn't have any other kind for a long, heavy load.
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AH, no

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